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[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Your friends Helen and Ted have finally saved up enough dough that they can at last buy that special wood flooring that Helen has always wanted for the kitchen.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] The big day comes the second week of June and the guys get there and get right to work clearing out the kitchen.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] The fridge is momentarily unplugged and scooted into the adjacent laundry area, the table is dragged into the living room and the work begins. All day long...guys in and outa the house.....many Cokes and Pepsis are drained....ice cream bars are gobbled up like mad. At the end of the day it's all done. Back goes the fridge and table; all is well with the world. Helen does notice, however, that the milk is a bit warm[img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]. Helen knows that the fridge has been plugged in the whole time except for the half a minute that it was actually being moved, but well, it HAS been opened a lot of times in the past ten hours. The next morning the fridge is STILL running, but the milk is DEFINITELY warm, and by noon there is no escaping the grim reality.....the fridge is kaputzo; just when the checking account is down to zerosville.[img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] OUT comes the plastic......a new box is delivered....1100 bucks (YOW!)[img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]....and the old box is pushed out on the back steps for Jerry the Junkman.[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Jerry picks up the fridge the next day, and within 24 hrs he is getting the best sex he ever had[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] because Mrs Jerry the Junkman has finally got the nice side-by-side fridge that she has always wanted.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Wot happened?[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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The T stat got froze over after the temporary thaw. The T stat then thought everything was hunkydory since it could not detect the temperature drop. However the the temp did not drop enough to thaw the T stat. It would have corrected itself durring the next automatic defrost cycle, or could have been recycled by unplugging for about 1/2 hour.
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[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] C-l-o-s-e......you're rubbing up against the answer.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: OT--- A quiz for you to take.

Had a similar problem after laying a floor last week. Put the fridge back after it had sat for a couple days (vacant apartment, no food in it) plugged it in, and nothing. Checked the breaker, on, 110v at the outlet. It was just in the defrost cycle. Turned the defrost timer a little and on it came.
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[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] In the case of Helen and Ted's fridge, the box is definitely not in the defrost cycle, but is running but not getting colder.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]?????????????
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Does the compressor on a fridge have a head to start against as a home AC unit does? maybe it should have been loeft off longer to let it bleed down?

I know form moving them ( Sears delivery Job fun fun) that if you put one on its back it should be stood upright for the same amount fo tiome plus a few hours to let the lubricant drian back into the pump. true or not, its what the Docs say.

I wouldnt know anythiung about a fridge full of pepsies and cokes really, Mine is only full of 3 day old mexican food and BEER..

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I think it takes 24 to 48 hours for a fridge to stabilize. It may take that long for it to remove all of the heat from a heavy load. (packed full). The defrost timer would be the first thing to check. Listening to the compressor to see if it is running constantly, or cycling on and off from starting against high head pressure. (klixon relay) Grabbing ahold of the condenser to see if it gets hot. Remember a fridge dosn't cool, just removes the heat to the outside. (there is no such thing as cold) Checking that the mullion heaters arn't stuck on and the inside light goes out? The inside light will create more heat than most fridges can remove. Am I on the right track?
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I had this problem with the fridge that was moved when I graduated college. I sold the fridge to a girl. I told her just give me $50(what I paid for it), but only if it ran. Well it didn't, so I went back up there to take a look at it. Turns out that her dad, while moving it(I wasn't around), pressed in the cover on the back and it hung the fan up that was blowing air on the coils. The compressor still sounded like it was running. Moved the cardboad insulation out of the way, and she finished college with it. She sold it to someone else for $50, that was 4 years ago....it is still working. Best fridge I have ever seen. I have always said that I should have just kept it.

I don't know if that would be your problem, but it worked for me[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img].


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The cord go stuck in the condenser fan blade, keeping it from running. Since the fan was not blowing cooling air over the coil, not all of the refrigerant could condense into liquid form. There would be less liquid to "flash" in the evaporator absorbing the heat out of the box. The compressor continues to run but cannot do the job. If left like that indefinitely, it would eventually burn out. When they moved it out of the kitchen the second time for the junk man, they must have moved the cord off the fan blade and everything returned to normal. [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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im willing to bed someone from this board ripped out the compressor and found a way to turn it into an on board air pump for air tools, ARB, and filling tires :-D
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